Germany, 4 EU states launch military reaction force initiative – report

Germany and four members of the European Union have launched an initiative to establish a bloc-wide rapid reaction force for future military crises…

The initiative, which also draws in Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Slovenia, aims to expand the existing EU battle groups, which are multinational military units of 1,500 personnel each on standby to respond to crises.

The new force is expected to include space and cyber capabilities, along with special forces and air transport….